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13 action news reporter mahsa saeidi is live on the scene with the latest... mahsa? new at 6:30.. 13 action news is uncovering some disturbing new details on
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13 action news is uncovering some disturbing new details on a teacher arrested monday for
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"somerset academy" students may remember this teacher... william crawford .... who taught at the north las vegas campus.... for -3- months... in -2- thousand -12-. he was arrested this week. 13 action news reporter michael burton uncovered sworn statements from his accusers. the investigation began in june - twenty fourteen when a father and his 14- year-old daughter went to the north las vegas police department - claiming that her former band teacher - william crawford - kissed her on the lips twice in twenty-twelve when he still worked at somerset. she also said he held her hand once - during a group trip to roberto's tacos. she even admitted to calling him "dad" - because her dad was in the airforce and not usually around at home. she told investigators - there was another female - who they later interviewed. she told them crawford instructed her into a closet near the band room and tickled her - causing her to slap his hand off.
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she would occasionally catch him looking down her shirt - and there was one time when he poked her buttocks with a pencil. the principal of the school told police she was unaware of these incidents - but fired mr. crawfood for punching a hole into a cabinet. police weren't notified of theses incidents until twenty fourteen and didn't locate crawford until this january. when they interviewed him - he admitted that he hugged a lot of students but he denied ever holding a student's hand, kissing one, or tickling one. he also denied poking anyone's buttocks - but investigators still found probable cause to put him in handcuffs. michael burton - 13 action news. right now... north las vegas police need your help finding a man.... who went missing from his home!!! according to family members... -87- year-old.... lester clark went missing near cheyenne and civic center drive.... nearly -2- weeks ago. his family says... he suffers.... from dementia and high blood pressure... and...
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with him. if you've seen him... you're asked to call north las stories 13-action news is following across the valley right now. parker 18:31:01-18:31:21 i'm parker collins on the east side of the valley a standoff situation lasting close to 12 hours unfolded right here. it finally ended when police busted into this guy's home. he stabbed their police dog... and the dog bit him several times. people were kept out of their homes for hours overnight. stephanie the public utilities commission decided against two important measures for the future of solar power in nevada. 1. grandfathering in existing customers, and 2. whether there should be a net metering cap at all, which prevents new customers from going solar. the commission decided not to grandfather in any existing customers - which means everyone will see the rate increase. and they decided to keep the net metering cap. all solar users will be phased into higher rates over a 12 year period marissa marissa kynaston here in thw newsroom--
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13 month old rhodesian ridgeback for sale in henderson. a lot of people took to social media-- concerned about his health-- take video so i went to petland in henderson this morning-- to check it out myself-- and took this cell phone video. animal control determined he was thin-- but healthy. but a local veterinarian disagrees-- saying the puppy is severely underweight-- and shouldnt be on display. a live look outside right now at a clear evening in our valley. (ad-lib) let's head over to 13 weather first chief meteorologist bryan scofield. bryan. las vegas is in for another gorgeous warm day on saturday with temperatures around the same as friday for both overnight lows and afternoon highs. tonight expect low temperatures around 48 with highs tomorrow around 74, both within 1 of our high and low for today. an update to breaking news.... on a double fatal shooting....
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police in glendale have now confirmed.... it was a murder-suicide. two -15- year old students were found dead of single gunshot wounds..... in an isolated area.... of "independence high school". police say... a note was found.. and... the girls appear to have been in a relationship. no other students were hurt. this week has been plagued with violence.... against police officers. across the country... in just a few days... -5- officers have been shot and killed... in the line of duty.... bringing the total for the year to -8-. a colorado sheriff's deputy died.... after being shot.... monday. two sheriff's deputies were shot and killed wednesday.... in maryland... followed by another officer
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in north dakota. and yesterday... a police officer in georgia died.... after gunfire broke out.... while officers were serving a warrant. the national president of the fraternal order of police says.... the violence won't stop.... until we address.... what's causing it. canterbury: 1:48:18 a lot of it started after ferguson :20 but there is an anti police rhetoric that i think has emboldened people :25 that authority doesn't mean anything :28 (butted to) canterbury 1:49:12 the issues that cause a lot of this backlash are long standing issues in this country poverty the destruction of mental health capacities in all of our communities :23 as of this time last year... only one officer had been killed.... in the line of duty. canterbury says... one of the most troubling stats from the last couple of years.... is the -9- officers who were assassinated.... while not on call... like the two officers killed.... here in las vegas... in -2- thousand -14-... while eating lunch. bernie sanders and donald trump
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new hampshire this week. the candidates also made some big claims about climate change and who's funding their campaigns. 13-action news anchor todd quinones has this week's politifact fact check. ((todd on cam)) global warming has been a hot-button topic at this year's democratic debates.. with bernie sanders leading the charge against republicans. ((take pkg)) sot sanders @ :10 ((do you think there's a reason why not one republican has the guts to recognize that climate change is real)) a broad stroke stereotype of republicans says politifact. sot aaron sharockman @ 1:04:21 ((we actually identified five who say climate change is real and is happening. that includes marco rubio, jeb bush, and john kasich who finished second in new hampshire)) bush, and kasich say it's man made. rubio says it's not. politifact rating sanders climate change claim as.... false politifact wipe transition next.. is a claim billionaire donald trump has repeatedly made... sot trump ad @ :06 - 08 ((i'm totally self-funding my campaign)) he said it again after his win in new hampshire. sot trump rally @ 22:02:23 who points to the big donate button right on the front page
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sot aaron sharockman @ 1:01:27 ((he's raised about $20 million in total so far. of that about $13 million is coming from him, about $6 million is coming from individuals)) trump is by far leading all candidates in spending his own money but completely "self-funding?" politifact says that claim by trump is .. half true politifact also points out.. the vast majority of trump's 12-million dollars in contributions to his own campaign.. are loans he could recoup. ((todd/ on cam tag)) all the way up until election day in november.. we are teaming up with politifact.. the nation's leading political fact checking group.. holding politicians accountable for the things they say.. i'm todd quinones.. we'll see you next week for another politifact.. fact check hillary clinton is coming to southern nevada tomorrow as just one of several events she has planned in the valley ahead of the nevada democratic caucus she'll host a 'get out the caucus' kick-off event tomorrow
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henderson. a dog rescued from an animal shelter returned the favor..... by alerting his human to danger,,,, in the middle of the night. "carl" was adopted.... back in october... his owner... drew... says... for the first -3- months... he didn't even know..... if carl could bark.... because he was so calm and quiet. until one night... drew says.... carl was acting strange all day... restless and pacing. hours later... carl woke drew up.... from his sleep. "he was licking me and barking [at] me and i was kind of like, 'oh, my throat really hurts.' so i grabbed some water off my nightstand and took a drink, that's when drew smelled it... his entire home was full of smoke. drew grabbed carl... and... ran out of the house and called firefighters. they told him..... the fire had been smoldering inside the walls all day... and... because of carl waking him up... he prevented the fire from getting even worse.... and... possibly even saved his life. still ahead... tax season is upon us and we've got tips to help you maximize your tax return! we'll tell you about some tax
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that could land a little extra cash back in your pocket. and.. a major cell phone provider is testing out a new network that hopes to make the internet speeds on your phone even faster.. and the competition is right on its heels. that's coming up next in financial focus.
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the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons... ...standing up against the abuse of women... ...protecting social security... ...expanding benefits for the national guard... ...and winning health care for 8 million children... the presidency is the toughest job in the world and she's the one who'll make a real difference for you.
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their best day of trading in weeks. dow up 314 nasdaq up 71 sp500 up 36 this was also a great day for the gaming stocks.. with the exception of caesars. boyd and mgm both up 7%. las vegas sands up 10%. wynn resorts up 16% starting next tuesday.. u-s air carriers will have 15-days to bid on routes to cuba. the move by the department of transportation brings airlines and travelers a step closer to scheduled flights between the two countries for the first time in over 50 years. the u-s and cuba are expected
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to resume flights soon. that deal was reached back in december. and.. at&t says it will be ready to conduct field trials on its 5g network before the end of 2016. verizon made a similar announcement last year. it will be an upgrade to the 4g- lte network. it's not clear how much of a boost it will give your current upload and download speeds. but.. the two dominant carriers are making a public display of their technological chops. a contact -13- consumer alert now... as you get everything in order to do your taxes... take note: if you have children or grandchildren... your family could be missing out.... on big money. justin wilfon found... new kids... can mean.... new tax breaks. with three kids.. 27:49- "loud, chaotic, busy." erin and justin legris need all the breaks they can get. 28:38- "we did notice i nice little tax break when our first one came that was suprising."
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almost every dollar they spend ... they get a little help from uncle sam. 29:48- "every family i think has a nerd and a free spirit, so i'm the nerd that has the excel spread sheet." justin inside of all those numbers are four big things every parent needs to know. overland park cpa josh mauer says thehefirst one is the child tax credit. 4:17- "for most people out there, they don't make that much money, so they're going to be able to get that 1,000 dollar tax credit." graphic child tax credit $1,000 per child graphic one thousand dollars per child ... but it does start phasing out at a certain income level. out of pocket medical expenses 2nd ... out of pocket medical expenses. dollars on your child's delivery that your insurance wouldn't cover? uncle sam could help you out. breast feeding equipment third ... breast feeding equipment. the money you spent on a pump and bottles could all be tax giving. all those clothes your kids are growing out of ... give them to charity ... then claim it on your taxes. 11:11- "make out a list of what
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stuff. and they continue growing and you have to get rid of those things." a few little things that can make a big difference, when you're crunching the numbers. 29:37- "we've been very blessed with that." justin wilfon reporting. justin adds... for the child tax credit... it doesn't matter whether your child was born on january first or december -31-st... of last year. you will get "the child tax credit". las vegas is in for another gorgeous warm day on saturday with temperatures around the same as friday for both overnight lows and afternoon highs. tonight expect low temperatures around 48 with highs tomorrow around 74, both within 1 of our high and low for today. a weak low pressure system will miss las vegas to the north but will bring with it a few thicker clouds and enough cold air at higher levels of the atmosphere
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temperatures will fall by 2-4 for sunday with some stronger north winds along for the ride. wind advisories are possible for the colorado river valley and lake mead where gusts to 40mph are possible but are unlikely for the las vegas valley as wind gusts will likely peak around 20-25mph sunday into monday. those winds are a product of another high pressure system which is moving into the area and will be directly overhead tuesday. expect highs by then to be back into the low to mid 70s helped out by the stronger winds overnight which will keep temperatures very mild. wednesday will likely be the warmest day of the coming week with some gusty winds expected late in the day. those winds will work to push temperatures into the mid and upper 70s ahead of an upper level system which will bring slightly cooler air to the
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no rain is expected for the next 7 days. coming up later.. in tonight's abc primetime lineup on channel 13: 8:00 - be my valentine, charlie brown 9:00 - shark tank 10:00 - 20/20 then on action news.. live at 11.. forget sitting in a doctor's office next to someone sneezing and coughing, now, your doctor will come to you.. we'll tell you why more doctors are making the switch out of the office and right into your living room.. plus-- a valley woman wanted to save money and go green.. now, she's out 27 thousand dollars because of the debate over solar power. what she's telling 13 action still ahead..
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forecast from bryan.. and an idea on what to do with it. we'll tell you where you can go to enjoy the great outdoors completely free!
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flores: i was raised by my father. my mother left my family when i was 9 years old. things really went from bad to worse for me. this isn't just about numbers, this is about real lives. this is a system that isn't working for the everyday person. it's one of the reasons why i decided to endorse bernie sanders. nevadans are looking for people who are willing to think big, to be bold, and to fight for everyday people. and that's exactly what bernie sanders is doing. sanders: i'm bernie sanders
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weekend.. head for red rock canyon. starting tomorrow .... through the president's day holiday on monday.. admission will be free. other fees including..... overnight camping and group day use.... remain in effect. we'll be right back with an update on your valentine's day weekend forecast.
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las vegas is in for ano today in america, the top 1/10 of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90% this great country and our government belong to all of us. wall street, corporate america, wealthy campaign donors have so much influence that the only way they are defeated is when millions of people begin to stand up and say loudly and clearly, "enough is enough."
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around the same as friday for both overnight lows and afternoon highs. tonight expect low temperatures around 48 with highs tomorrow around 74, both within 1 of our high and low for today. that's 13 action news.... for now.. but... we hope to see you again later tonight.... for action news... live at 11. thank you for joining us. "inside edition" is next.
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